Chapter 17: The Divisions of Faith
tasmad om ity udahrtya
tasmat—therefore; om—beginning with om; iti—thus; udahrtya—indicating; yajna—sacrifice; dana—charity; tapah—penance; kriyah—performances; pravartante—begins; vidhana-uktah—according to scriptural regulation; satatam—always; brahma-vadinam—of the transcendentalists.
Thus the transcendentalists undertake sacrifices, charities, and penances, beginning always with om, to attain the Supreme.
Om tad visnoh paramam padam. The lotus feet of Visnu are the supreme devotional platform. The performance of everything on behalf of the Supreme Personality of Godhead assures the perfection of all activity.